Freak Out if You Want, Just Don't Expect Cubs To

“This is just more of it to test us and see what we’re made of,” Kyle Hendricks explained after Sunday’s loss. “We’ve come out on the good side of it in the past, so it’s a good track record to move forward with. But it doesn’t guarantee anything.”

So, yeah, that’s one way to look at the Cubs’ not-great performance over the last week or so. Or we could just dispense with any soft-playing it and say that they’ve resembled a flaming chemical spill that ignited a nearby landfill. Hot garbage, indeed.

The heat from said blaze melted what had